2014
05.18

Just after the end of the NFL draft, five undrafted Rockets signed free agent contracts with NFL teams:

  • David Fluellen – Running back – Philadelphia Eagles
  • Bernard Reedy – Wide receiver – Atlanta Falcons
  • Jayrone Elliott – Defensive end – Green Bay Packers
  • Terrance Owens – Quarterback – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Zac Kerin – Center – Minnesota Vikings

Congratulations to these Rockets as they move on to the next level and join the veteran Rockets already representing UT in the NFL.

2014
05.05

Another opponent has been revealed for the 2015 football schedule. On Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Seawolves of Stony Brook will travel to the Glass Bowl to face the Rockets.

Stony Brook Seawolves

Straight from UTRockets.com:

The addition of Stony Brook to the schedule means that the Rockets will host three non-conference opponents in the Glass Bowl in 2015 and seven home games overall. The last time UT had seven home games in one season was 1999. In addition to Stony Brook, Toledo has Iowa State (Sept. 19) and Arkansas State (Sept. 26) on the 2015 home slate. The Rockets will travel to Arkansas on Sept. 12.

Stony Brook, an NCAA Division I FCS school located on Long Island in Stony Brook, NY, was 5-6 in 2013, 3-5 in the Colonial Athletic Conference. The Seawolves gained the attention of Mid-American Conference football fans last season when they took Buffalo into five overtimes before losing, 26-23. In 2012, Stony Brook was 10-3 and advanced into the second round of the FCS playoffs.

So here’s how the 2015 schedule looks so far:

Sept. 3 – Stony Brook
Sept. 12 – at Arkansas
Sept. 19 – Iowa State
Sept. 26 – Arkansas State

2014
04.11

Are you ready for some football? Then head to the Glass Bowl on Saturday, April 12th for the annual spring Blue and Gold Game.

From UTRockets.com:

Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. Admission is free. Fans can park in either Lot 10 or Lot 9, and should enter via Gate A (west side of stadium near press tower). Fans are asked to use caution around the construction site at the Larimer Building.

This is a great chance to see the team, the coaches and see how the team is coming together for this season’s campaign. Players and coaches will sign autographs in the West Concourse after the game.

For more details, head over here.

2014
03.01

The MAC has finally announced the 2014 football schedule. We’ve known that Toledo’s slate of non-conference opponents included New Hampshire, Missouri. Cincinnati, and Iowa State — but now we have a list of MAC opponents to fill out the schedule (Ball St, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, UMass, Kent St, NIU, BGSU and EMU).

Check out the full schedule:

Date Opponent
8/30 New Hampshire
9/6 Missouri
9/12 @ Cincinnati
9/20 Ball St
9/27 Central Michigan
10/4 @ Western Michigan
10/11 @ Iowa St
10/25 Massachusetts
11/4 @ Kent St
11/11 @ Northern Illinois
11/19 Bowling Green
11/28 @ Eastern Michigan

For a full compliment of MAC football schedules, head over to PhilSteele.com.

2014
02.05

National Signing Day saw a group of athletes all across the nation make their commitments to the University of Toledo official. Among the group are athletes from 10 states including 5 recruits from Florida.

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi: Linebacker (Freshman) Houston, TX – George Bush – Highlights

Alex Pfeiffer: Offensive Lineman (Freshman) Cincinnati, OH – Anderson – Highlights

Devin Alexander: Defensive Back (Freshman) St. Louis, MO – Ritenour – Highlights

Brandon Reynolds: Defensive End/Linebacker (Freshman) Solon, OH – Solon – Highlights

Yazeed Atariwa: Defensive Lineman (Freshman) Sterling, VA – Dominion – Highlights

Davi’on Riley: Tight End (Freshman) Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales – Highlights

Mike Berry: Outside Linebacker (Freshman) Beavercreek, OH – Beavercreek – Highlights

Bernard Rogers: Cornerback (Freshman) Tampa, FL – Plant – Highlights

Dedric Brinson: Cornerback (Freshman) Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales – Highlights

Mykale Rogers: Wide Receiver (Freshman) Lima, OH – Lima Central Catholic – Highlights

Andrew Davis: Wide Receiver (Freshman) St. Petersburg, FL – Lakewood – Highlights

Noah Spielman: Defensive Lineman (Freshman) Upper Arlington, OH – Upper Arlington – Highlights

Anthony Davis: Linebacker (Freshman) Tampa, FL – Chamberlain – Highlights

Terry Swanson: Running Back (Freshman) Aliquippa, PA – Aliquippa – Highlights

Tre James: Linebacker/Defensive End (Junior) Baltimore, MD – Baltimore City College – Highlights

Cody Thompson: Wide Receiver (Freshman) Huron, OH – Huron – Highlights

Jon’Vea Johnson: Wide Receiver (Freshman) Gary, IN – West Side – Highlights

Bill Weber: Offensive Lineman (Freshman) Coppell, TX – Coppell – Highlights

Trevon Mathis: Cornerback (Freshman) Pittsburgh, PA – Woodland Hills

Marcus Whitfield: Wide Receiver (Freshman) Massillon, OH – Massillon – Highlights

Cameron Mattison: Defensive Back (Freshman) Charlotte, NC – Mallard Creek – Highlights

Jamaal Woodland: Cornerback (Freshman) Lanham, MD – Duval

Richard Olekanma: Linebacker (Freshman) Downers Grove, IL – Downers Grove North – Highlights

2014
01.17

David Fluellen has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will be played on Saturday, January 25th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL.

Straight from UTRockets.com:

Fluellen, who will play on the North squad, finished his Rocket career with 3,336 rushing yards, which ranks fourth all-time at UT. A two-time first-team All-MAC selection, Fluellen rushed for 100 or more yards 13 times in his career. He gained 1,121 yards in 2013 despite missing most of four games due to injuries.

Congrats to Fluellen on being selected to represent the Rockets one final time before moving on.

2014
01.16

The University announced that Toledo will travel to Fayetteville, AR to face the University of Arkansas Razorbacks on Sept. 12, 2015.

Straight from UTRockets.com:

“We are very pleased to add Arkansas to our 2015 football schedule,” said O’Brien. “Arkansas is a program with a long and storied football tradition. We look forward to a great experience in Fayetteville in 2015.”

Arkansas, 3-9 in 2013, plays in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. Toledo played two SEC teams in 2013 (Florida and Missouri) after never having played a school from the SEC in its first 92 seasons of football.

Good to keep solid programs on our OOC schedule and Arkansas certainly fits that bill. Toledo will have it’s hands full with another SEC program but certainly has a shot in this game if we come prepared.

2014
01.13

The slate of 2014 MAC opponents for the Rockets has been announced — no dates and times yet, but we do know the locations:

Home Games
Ball State
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
UMass

Away Games
Eastern Michigan
Kent State
Northern Illinois
Western Michigan

Toledo will also host Missouri and New Hampshire at the Glass Bowl and will travel to face Cincinnati and Iowa State to complete the non-conference schedule.